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ReadString Method

BinaryReader::ReadString Method

Reads a string from the current stream. The string is prefixed with the length, encoded as an integer seven bits at a time.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assemblies:   System.IO (in System.IO.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public:
virtual String^ ReadString()

Return Value

Type: System::String
The string being read.

ExceptionCondition
EndOfStreamException

The end of the stream is reached.

ObjectDisposedException

The stream is closed.

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

BinaryReader does not restore the file position after an unsuccessful read.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following code example demonstrates how to store and retrieve application settings in a file.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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